Document ReferencePl C 1/98
TitleLetter from William Wenman, London to [E. Harley] Lord Harley [later 2nd Earl of Oxford], Wimp[o]le, Cambridgeshire; 22 Nov. 1715. Imperfect
Date22 November 1715
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionReports that the duchess [of Newcastle] has arrested 7 more servants for paying rent to Harley and Mr Soresby for collecting it; they had 3 hours to file a special bail; as he could not find Mr William Thomas, he instead got hold of Mr Thomas Harley of the auditor's office to help him file the special bail before Judge Tracy this evening; regrets the duchess's behaviour and believes that the compliment Harley paid her in putting off the trial will simply give her an opportunity to harass the tenants; clarifies part of his last letter; mentions that Mr Lee desires £20 from Harley which he [Wenman] will pay out of the £109 he has from Mr Dixon if this is acceptable; comments that Mr Lee has paid over £16 for filing the bails; mentions that Mr Auditor [Edward Harley] will be in town this week.
Termrents, disputes over

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA1146Harley; Edward (1664-1735); 2nd son of Sir Edward Harley1664-1735
NA38771Lee; - (fl 1715-1716); Mrfl 1715-1716
NA38810Thomas; William (fl 1715-1742); Mr; steward for the 2nd Earl of Oxford's Marylebone estatefl 1715-1742
NA592Holles; Margaret (1661-1716); Duchess of Newcastle upon Tyne; née Cavendish; dau. of 2nd Duke of Newcastle upon Tyne; m 3rd Duke of Newcastle upon Tyne 16901661-1716
NA38755Soresby; William (fl 1714-1749); Mr; rent collector lessee and wood agent of 2nd Earl of Oxfordfl 1714-1749
NA38812Harley; Thomas (fl 1715); Mr; of the auditor's officefl 1715
NA38811Tracey; - (fl 1715-1719); Mr; judgefl 1715-1719
NA38711Dixon; William (fl 1713-1718); Mr; lawyer working for Edward Lord Harleyfl 1713-1718
NA38704Wenman; William (-1750); Mr; secretary and agent to the Duke and Duchess of Newcastle and the Earl and Countess of Oxford-1750
NA1047Harley; Edward (1689-1741); 2nd Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; styled Lord Harley 1711-17241689-1741
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